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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

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    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 70+ Nov 15, 2012

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50ยบ degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 11 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8.

    Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more ๐Ÿ˜œ
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    i had the GBS on 09/04/14, I am now on my third week after surgery... I am now on 2 weeks of purified foods. I did take a challenge and I ate solid food 1/2 cup of roasted potatos...
    normiee65 normiee65 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I had LASIK surgery done about a month ago and don't regret the decision as its the best thing I have ever done. I've worn glasses since I was 7 years old. I've also been wearing...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M Sep 11

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    Need some advice- I had shoulder surgery to repair my labrum, which was torn 3/4 the way off, about two weeks ago. There are some things I can and can't do but I can actually reach...
    ritz54 ritz54 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Good afternoon!! I am new here and I'm in need of some support right now. My husband and i have been married for 3 years and together for 4 years. I have never been done so wrong...
    trinmir trinmir 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Not even a few hours ago, I had my first one. I had been invited to a family meal and I don't know, but I was getting so anxious. I started shaking and couldn't stop. I asked my...
    Angel1509 Angel1509 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Well I have had sex in so many places I would still be here this time next year trying to remember and write down where!
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 2 days ago

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    I've been having knee problems for quite a while. It hurts all the time. Even when I sleep. Medication doesn't really help. Such as Ibuprofin with codeine in it. On October 2end...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I broke my spine and ankles in 2006 after jumped off a motorway bridge and had surgery to fix it. My scar is my symbol for my strength.
    IsleofSophia IsleofSophia 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Okay so my old house was a two storey house that was at a end of a drive way and from the road it look only like a one storey, it was kinda in the bush and one of the two rooms...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    okay so in november 2013 I had my tonsils removed & THEY GREW BACK BEFORE THE END OF DECEMBER! I originally had them removed due to 14 cases of strep throat in ONE year & 3 cases...
    brittanyxoxo15 brittanyxoxo15 18-21, F Sep 5

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    I'm recovering from it but then I had problems with my lungs, and now I can't see out of my right eye!!! What the hell is wrong with me now!?
    nlaJzy nlaJzy 13-15, F Sep 7

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    It has been two very long weeks since I was told I would need surgery. My fiancee and I found out we were pregnant and quickly scheduled our first baby appointment thinking it...
    cdwinters83 cdwinters83 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I was in an accident and hurt really bad when i turned 27. It was my birthday and id been drinking and decided itd be a good idea to get on one of those kids razor scooters the...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Last night I had taken my medications which I had stopped taking but wasn't sleeping because of it. I had the worst hallucinations I've ever had. Talking to people not there...
    yennafur yennafur 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Today I had my first endoscopy. Being my usual me, with a sever anxiety disorder and irrational fear of vomiting, I was absolutely terrified. Before I went down to the operating...
    anxietygirl99 anxietygirl99 13-15, F Sep 3

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    i fell in love with my best friend when i was 17, her name was sarah.we always done everything together, even went to the same art course. she helped me out through some dark times...
    Thebrokengingerbreadman Thebrokengingerbreadman 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I had this really really really awkward date and his name was mason and we just sat there not saying anything so in the mean time we ordered a milkshake so he was like y don't we...
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Up to this day I have only known about two people that have ever had a crush on me. The first one was in middle school. It was the first time I heard that so I didn't know how to...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Yeah I had a panic attach (my worst so far) this week. I got a warning for my shorts being too short, (they were an once longer than they had to be). I got to the stairwell and...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    There have been a few that had their friends tell me in the past, but I always wondered who else had a crush on me.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    So today after class I had my first gay experience. My friend has his own dorm and it was just us nothing else to worry about. I told him I was scared, he promised we would go slow...
    cgrubb85 cgrubb85 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I recently had a miscarriage at 10 weeks pregnant. One week later my boyfriend broke up with me. I've been put on antidepressants and still each day is worse than the last
    hightimescanada hightimescanada 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    This weekend has been so good for me. I've not argued with anyone. I've slept til late. I've not had to feel awkward. I've watched some films I wanted to see. I have baked a big...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Do you know what hurts more than getting divorced? Learning your ex had a baby with someone else.....
    Millionairess1 Millionairess1 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    First let me mention ...its a bank holiday in the uk..... that means the uk nearly shuffles to a standstill....and the weatherman always forecasts rain for the uk... always...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I've had enough myself, to the point where enough is not in enough. I just want to see what can be thrown at me to make me have enough and have more and more of it. Why? So I can...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 25

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    If I hade to guess of the top of my head... Zero
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    Omg!! Omg! I had a lesbian dream! How weird is that! Well I am a Bi but the dream was so HOT I woke up all sweaty and wet gosh I have a dirty mind!
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    My last few summers have been a little lackluster. This one has been fantastic. I've spent a lot of time outside getting fresh air and had some great experiences. I've made new...
    SynapticSpark SynapticSpark 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    To me, having your heart broken isn't like having your whole world shattering. That's too fast, too sudden, too quick. When your heart is breaking, it's more like a slow burn in...
    ThatAcappellaGirl ThatAcappellaGirl 18-21, F Aug 31

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